“Krypton” lives another day, as SyFy renews the Superman prequel series for a second season.
Set 200 years before the planet’s destruction, the series focus on Seg-El (Cameron Cuffe), Superman’s grandfather, as he sets out to redeem the House of El and its good name when years of disgrace forced Seg and his family to become one of the Rankless Initiative. Krypton also centers on the House of Zod, where Seg is romantically involved with Lyta (Georgina Campbell), which led to them conceiving General Zod (Colin Salmon), Superman’s greatest enemy.
Caught in the middle of this is Adam Strange (Shaun Sipos), a man who travels through time in hopes of not only becoming a hero himself, but he is intent on making sure that the greatest hero will be born: Seg’s grandson Kal-El, the last son of Krypton, a strange visitor from another planet with powers and abilities beyond those of mortal men. Raised on Earth and adopted by Smallville farm couple Martha and Jonathan Kent, Kal-El grows up as Clark Kent, who will go to Metropolis and write for “The Daily Planet”. Destined to be a beacon of hope to the world, Seg’s grandson will serve as a shield in the never-ending battle for truth, justice and the American Way. One day, Kal-El will take flight as the Man of Steel known as Superman.
Centering on Brainiac as the big bad, the first season of “Krypton” celebrates 80 years of Superman, who remains faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, and able to leap buildings at a single bound as a champion of the oppressed and defender of the weak against crime and corruption.
Season two of “Krypton” is set for 2019 on SyFy.